Even though I did vow to be more myself on my blog a few months ago and bin the mundane favourites and outfit posts, here I am writing a ‘what’s in my makeup bag’ post. Hypocrite? Maybe.
The truth is though, I really love most of my everyday makeup and I want to shout about it. So I will. Cue the shouting…
MAC Prep + Prime Fix +
This spray will change your whole makeup routine, I swear. A quick spritz before and after will refresh and hydrate your skin and somehow make your base look flawless. It’s also great to spray onto a beauty blender before using it to dampen it before blending foundation or concealer. It’s just an absolute essential in my routine from now on.
MAC Prep + Prime Skin
A more recent addition to my makeup collection but definitely one that’s here to stay. It’s had a noticeable effect on how long my makeup actually lasts and goes hand in hand with the Fix + spray.
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation (review)
I think I’ve harked on about this foundation enough in the past few years but as every other beauty blogger says, it really is the best drugstore foundation out there especially for neutral and yellow skin tones.
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Zoella’s favourite concealer. I say no more.
Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder
This goes hand in hand with the foundation and leaves a matte finish on your skin without looking cakey or powdery. A dusting of this on your T-zone will stop your makeup from budging, I can assure you.
Body Shop Honey Bronzer
It was only the other week I was watching Lily Pebbles declare her love for this bronzer. For starters, it’s from the high street, it’s matte and for once there’s no horrible orangey undertone which I find common in cheaper bronzers.
Stila Baked Cheek Duo in ‘Pink Glow’ (review)
I’ve been wearing this non-stop for about two years now and even though it’s such a pretty shade, I think you could definitely find cheaper alternatives.
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in ‘Soft and Gentle’ (review)
What can I say about this highlighter that hasn’t already been said before? Apart from occasionally using my 3ina one for more natural makeup days, I think this is the only highlighter I will ever use.
Soap and Glory Supercat Eyeliner
I’m not going to lie, there are definitely better eyeliners in the world but this is just the one I’m using at the moment. The thing I love about this one though is how it doesn’t transfer even without primer.
Maybelline Push Up Mascara (review)
This is hand on heart the only mascara I have used since buying it back in March. I’m completely obsessed with it. In fact, I’m going to make a mental note that I need to buy another one!
Soap and Glory Brow Archery
With Soap and Glory’s brow products being compared to the likes of Anastasia’s, I don’t really need to waffle too much about their Archery range. Only bug bear I have is that I find the pencil snaps quite easily which is a pain.
Maybelline Brow Satin (review)
So the deal with my eyebrows is that I’ll faintly draw an outline with my Brow Archery pencil then colour them in with the spongey end of the Brow Satin and it works a treat for me. I also find that the colour of this really lasts and matches my eyebrows perfectly.
What are your makeup bag essentials? I’m in the mood for trying out some more foundations so if you have any recommendations then jot them below!